Hiking the trail to Ringing Rocks
Ringing Rocks is a large field of rocks, which is amazing to see and hear. Hear?
Yes, pack your hammers and make the trip.
When you hit the rocks with a hammer, they literally ring. If you have some skill, find a few good rocks with different notes, and you can make a song (I don’t have this kind of skill).
The kids had a ton of fun climbing over the rocks and searching for ones that rang well.
As soon as we got there, the 2 little guys bolted. They wanted to see how far they could go, and were surprisingly fast at navigating their way over the boulders.
We stopped and talked about Luke 19:40 where Jesus says that if the people stop praising Him, the rocks will cry out. I am not sure exactly what Jesus meant, but clearly He did create rocks that can “cry out” with beautiful sounds.
We talked about the science of the ringing rocks. Scientists think that it has something to do with the tension in the rocks (when you crack them, they don’t ring anymore). But basically no one knows how or why they ring. Or why other boulder fields (like at Hickory Run State Park) don’t ring.
They had lots of fun with their hammers.
We also did a lot more exploring and scientific discovery in the woods that surround the boulder field. Stay tuned for another post about that.